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energy user? plus will the iraqi military be ready to guarantee the country's security after u.s. forces withdraw in december? but, first, the chief of navel operations, admirable gary roughhead recently joined reporters from defense news and other gann et media publications to discuss service personnel programs. we bring you excerpts from our wide-ranging interview. we start with personnel levels. in september, admirable roughhead said the navy should have 375,00 sailors but dropped that number. we asked him what changed. >> as we look at the end strength and it's not so much how many people should be in the navy, it really is what are the jobs in the navy and then how many people do you need to perform those functions. so it's very easy to say, well, you know, navy has x amount of people, so that's where we want to be. but what we constantly do as we go through the budget process is we're looking at the forestructure and the functions that have to be performed, and then how do you size that? i would submit that in the navy we in the past few years have done some incredible work to bill
civilians." 10 security councilmembers voted yes on the resolution. u.s., u.k., france, bosnia- herzegovina, columbia, garr bon, lebanon, nigeria, portugal, south africa. five members abstained -- russia, china, germany, brazil, india. the 10 votes was just one more than the nine needed for passage. and it did not include input from the 192-member united nations general assembly. but international support for the no-fly zone is now waning. the libyan government is alleging that coalition bombings have killed many civilians. doctors on the ground say over 100 civilians have died. military deaths not included. the 22-member arab league this week accused the u.s. and the coalition of ignoring the u.n. >> as far as we're concerned the arab league, we requested the security council to establish a no-fly zone in order to protect the civilians, in addition to safe areas for the civilians to sit in without attacks on them. >> brazil, russia, india and china, the bric nations, are all calling for an immediate cessation of the no-fly zone. u.s. defense secretary robert gates says it's gaddafi that is
want to tell you about a gunman who opened fire on a bus carrying u.s. soldiers outside the frankfurt airport in germany. two people were killed. >> reporter: a sheet covers up the broken windshield of the bus carrying u.s. soldiers. the shooting happened at the airport in frankfurt, germany near several u.s. military bases. police say a gunman opened fire as the bus sat outside a terminal. two people were killed. the bus driver and a passenger. and two others were wounded. police took the gunman into custody. police could not confirm whether any of the casualties are u.s. military personnel. randall pinkston, cbs news. >>> a u.s. park police officer is being treated for injuries after a motorcycle accident on the southeast southwest tree way near 7th street southwest. the accident happened just before 11:00 this morning. right now there is no word on the severity of the officer's injuries. police are investigating exactly how that crash happened. >>> late this morning the supreme court ruled that the first amendment protects members of a controversial church would hold anti-gay from
was garneredly optimistic about the current state of the u.s. economy. testifying before the senate banking committee hearing this week, the chairman noted that the real ggdp would increase from 3.5% to 4%. about 1.5% higher than the fed projected three months ago. >> the most recent projections by the federal reserve board members and bank presidents prepared in conjunction with the meeting in late january, are to increase 3 1/2 to 4% in 2011, about one-half percentage point higher than our projections made in november. >> he also added that this fed forecast is broadly consistent with private forecasters. regarding unemployment, the chairman gave the feds' forecast for the end of 2012. 22 months from now. >> it could be several years before the unemployment rate has returned to a more normal level. indeed, participants generally see the unemployment rate still in the range of 7 1/2 to 8% at the ends of 2012. >> on rising gas prices, fed chairman bernanke's projection grew duller. >> higher gas prices take in chrome out of pockets of consumers and reduces their spending and their confidenc
the nation saying u.s. role in attacking moammar gadhafi's forces is limited, but necessary. >> i refuse to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action. >> but nearly two weeks in to the mission, gadhafi is still clinging to power and many question whether the u.s. is doing enough to push him out. we'll talk with the president's ambassador to the u.n. and with republican senator john mccain. >>> walmart lawsuit. a massive sex discrimination suit against the retail giant heads to the supreme court today. it could involve more than a million female employees and cost america's biggest employer billions of dollars. >>> and the snake hunt. the venomous cobra remains on the loose creating a media frenzy and inspiring a legion of twitter followers early this tuesday morning march 29th, twitter followers early this tuesday morning march 29th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good tuesday morning. >> good to have you back. welcome back to the country, the time zone. >> nice to be back sitting next to you. but, boy, things were busy while i was away. and we begin this
. he was just 20 years old. his father, albert, joins us now from york, pennsylvania. mr. snyder, what was your reaction to today's supreme court decision? >> i was kind of shocked. i can't believe that the supreme court today has now told us that we have no rights to bury our dead in peace. it's a sad at a for our military men and women, their families. it's a sad day for all america americans. my first thought is what kind of society have we become? >> couric: are you surprised the decision was so overwhelming with eight out of nine justices backing the protesters? >> yes, i was, katie. they may be book smart but they don't have the common sense god gave a goat. you know, the justices and the government will send their children to war, and they'll send them back in body bags, and then they can't even give us enough respect to pure them in peace. >> couric: the church has protested outside many other funerals. what would you say to other grieving families today? >> well, there's not much we can do about it anymore. when the government won't do anything about it and the courts give us
>> couric: tonight, the u.s. uses a warplane as the allies keep up the assault on libya and qaddafi remains defiant. >> (translated): we win. we will be victorious in this historical battle. we will not surrender. >> couric: i'm katie couric. also tonight, they survived one disaster, now these japanese have been forced to take shelter against another threat-- nuclear radiation. america's nuclear problem. where to store permanently more than 145 million pounds of spent fuel rods. and college students struggling to make the grade. what some schools are doing to make sure they graduate. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it's four days into a u.s.-led assault on his military, and libya's moammar qaddafi has lost radar installations, tanks, and naval facilities but not his defiance. he appeared in public tonight in tripoli vowing to fight on and telling supporters he will win and will not surrendered. qaddafi's forces kept up their attacks on civilians today in a n
'm erica hill. good to have you with us this morning. we begin with that ongoing pain at the pump, which you have likely noticed. the unrest in the middle east has sent gas prices soaring over the past few weeks. a gallon of gasoline now averages which is 78 cents higher than it was just one year ago. cbs news business and economics correspondent rebecca jarvis joins us from a gas station here in manhattan with more on that price spike and how washington may respond to it. rebecca, good morning. >> good morning, erica. and this is a scene we're really seeing play out across gas stations throughout the country. prices back near $4 a gallon in some places. they even are paying $4 a gallon. back where prices were in 2008. and now the government is considering getting involved. unrest in the middle east has gasoline prices here soaring. in just two weeks prices at the pump have jumped 33 cents. that's the second biggest increase in that amount of time, ever. >> $65 for gas. pretty unbelievable. >> reporter: u.s. drivers are currently paying an average of $3.51 a gallon. with libya's oil fiel
>>> show of force. more u.s. warships head to the mediterranean, as libyan rebels consider asking for international military intervention. >>> open for business. the house passes a stopgap budget bill. the senate is expected to follow suit today. >>> and teacher tenure. the next union battle in america >>> and teacher tenure. the next union battle in america begins to take shape. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. this morning, there are reports that libyan government forces have launched air attacks against rebel-held positions in eastern libya. meanwhile, two u.s. navy ships enter the suez canal en route to the mediterranean, and it is also reported rebel leaders are considering whether to ask for outside military help. susan mcginness is in washington with more on this. good morning, susan. >> reporter: hi, good morning, betty. while the opposition leaders in libya are considering asking for western air strikes u.s. defense leaders remain very cautious. they are weighing their options, and the consequences, of u.s.
week. >> good-bye, everyone. >>> breaking news. a u.s. warplane crashes in libya, but the americans on board are said to be safe, this after a third night of attacks on tripoli in growing diplomatic battles on who should take the lead. we'll talk with senator john mccain about what's next for the u.s. and its allies. >>> and fallout fears. japanese officials say the struggle to control leaking radiation at a crippled nuclear plant could go on for weeks as water in a store annual pool becomes dangerously hot. concerns grow while the death toll continues to sky rocket early this tuesday morning march toll continues to sky rocket early this tuesday morning march 22nd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "the early show." chris wragge along with erica hill. you're seeing pictures of an f-15-e strike eagle down over libya late last night. >> and that is the breaking news we're following this morning. we want to get you the latest on that american fighter jet. it did crash. what happened to the two on board? david martin joins us from the pentagon with the latest. >> reporter: t
>> couric: tonight, rebels in libya beat back attempts by the army to retake lost territory. the u.s. steps up the pressure on cadmy to quit, but he's still not giving up. i'm katie couric. also tonight, deep trouble in the midwest. heavy rain and melting snow adds up to flooding that's sweeping through hundreds of homes. are teachers taking a lesson from the labor dispute in wisconsin? a union leader is giving some ground on the red-hot issue of tenure. and the american spirit. an artist who brings to life a world his eyes cannot see. from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. moammar qaddafi's latest offensive was a colossal failure and tonight he's more isolated than ever. troops loyal to qaddafi tried to retake three cities overnight but they were repelled by rebel forces. today in one of those cities, zawiyah, there were celebrations in the streets. the people are firmly in charge and demanding qaddafi go. secretary of state hillary clinton warned that unless he does, libya is at risk of a lo
but not u.s. a top qaddafi insider who defected and his connection to pan am flight 103. i'm erica hill. also tonight, milk in the u.s. now showing traces of radiation from japan. what authorities are doing to keep you safe. why did plants that bury nuclear waste inside nevada's yucca mountain get killed? was it safety fears or politics? and the sweet taste of success. they owe their lottery jackpot to a candy bar. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> hill: good evening. katie is off tonight. muammar qaddafi's inner circle continues to shrink. first, his foreign minister defected last night. and then today, his u.n. ambassador quit while in egypt. just the same, qaddafi's military, though decimated by allied air strikes, is still pounding rebel forces. driving them further east away from key oil towns. one rebel leader compared qaddafi to a wounded animal, one that's more dangerous than a healthy one, which once again raises the question-- just what should the u.s. do moving forward? david martin b
>>> hello, i'm j.c. hayward. thanks for joining us. a developing story from olney, maryland is topping our newscast. montgomery county police say they are investigating two homicides that could be the work of one person. both victims were shot to death in less than one week. kristin fisher has more on the latest homicide on north high street. >> i heard some gunshots and i think it is about three or four times. >> reporter: he was working in his garden when he heard the gunshot that killed his nephew. 41-year-old punyasara gedara. >> i know it is his jacket. he was alive at that moment. he was. >> reporter: but gedara later died at a local hospital. now the hunt is on for his killer and neither montgomery county police nor his uncle have a motive. >> he doesn't have any enemies. he doesn't go anywhere without us. just only going to work. >> reporter: gedara started working on this subway last week. in fact, he was walking home from work when he was shot. gedara was shot around here. look at how close he was to the safety of his own home. it was just across the street. >> it
visit us at the uso. until every one comes home. >>> no surrender. a defiant moammar gadhafi rallies his supporters, and promises victory, even as air strikes continue pounding libya. >>> contamination concerns. dangerous levels of radiation are found in tokyo's water supply, as the u.s. bans the import of some japanese foods. >> right there. right there! >> and too close for comfort. a kayaker in florida meets a >> and too close for comfort. a kayaker in florida meets a monster of the deep. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. we will not surrender. those words, the defiant libyan leader moammar gadhafi, who made his first public appearance in a week. despite the allied-imposed no-fly zone, libyan troops continued their unrelenting attacks against rebel-held cities where conditions are described as desperate. the u.s. military says it is considering all options. explosions were heard in tripoli this morning. and susan mcginnis is in washington with more on this story. good morning, susan. >> hi, good morning,
to a defiant moammar gadhafi as u.s. warships head toward the region. we'll go live for the latest on the deadly violence and speak about what's next. >>> ultimatum. a new cbs news poll find the majority of americans back union workers in the ongoing budget battles as governor walker threatens layoffs if democrats don't come back to work today. we're live in wisconsin. >>> and flood fears. after heavy rains and torptds pound parts of the midwest, floodwaters rise to dangerous levels and the worst is yet to come. early this tuesday morning march come. early this tuesday morning march 1st, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to the "early show" here on a tuesday morning, march 1st. >> nice to have you back. hard to believe it's already march. the year is flying by. go want to get you started with the revolution in libya and the very latest there. the u.s. is trying on increase pressure on moammar gadhafi sending warships and aircraft to the region. meantime billions in libya's foreign assets have now been frozen and overnight rebels held off a prolonged attack by pro gadhafi f
. moderate to severe weather is west of us. west of the mountains here. western west virginia. there could be some isolated tornadoes there. that slight risk area extends across the region. across virginia and maryland. now, i'm thinking the northeastern part of this mainly in maryland where it has been cooler. across parts of virginia, the shenandoah valley, northern virginia, fredericksburg, you have to worry more so than we do here. we've been watching the showers really pass this morning. it has been fairly quiet. we have showers to our north and west. a couple of storms near charleston, west virginia. locally, live doppler 9000 hd, some lighter rain showers winchester up 81 at hagerstown out toward thurmont approaching frederick right now. this is not what i'm concerned about. i'm concerned as we look at the future cast as we go through the afternoon. while we'll have spotty showers, there will be stuff that arrives later on. maybe not until 8:00 and maybe ahead of this but you'll see 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 how the storms roll through. some could be packing gusty winds and some hail. behin
. and shutting down. hello. i'm j.c. hayward. thanks for being with us. the government will partially shut down in three days unless republicans and democrats can reach an agreement on a budget. the g.o.p. is proposing a temporary fix. joel brown has more now from capitol hill. >> reporter: to avoid a government shutdown on friday, republicans are trying to push through an emergency bill today. the measure would fund the government for two weeks and includes $4 billion in cuts. >> the american people want us to get our fiscal house in order and this is a step in the right direction. >> house republicans are doing what we're sent here to do. >> reporter: the g.o.p. says the temporary fix would give congress the time it needs to hammer out a larger budget agreement but democrats say two weeks isn't long enough to make a deal and that means uncertainty for businesses. >> doing a budget for two weeks for the largest economy in the world is not adding stability. >> republicans say they came to washington to cut spending. ultimately, they want to slash $60 billion from this year's budget but first, t
on 118, we're hearing only one lane of traffic is getting by. please use caution and expect delays in the area. a wide view of the area and show you that other places checking out ok. especially 270. no incidents or accidents here. notice the yellow. we have a good amount of volume from 80 to 109. let's move it over to the maps again. this time, we're going to zero in on our outer loop north of the district. tracking that trip from route one college park all the way to 270, looks like outside, more drivers hit the pavement between new hampshire avenue over to georgia. we're also tracking your travel times. good morning, virginia. 66 headed eastbound. no incidents. looks like from the fairfax county parkway, an 11 minute drive is getting longer. 13 minutes on the inner loop. on the toll road itself, no problems approaching the capital beltway. mike, we'll see the toll road in real time at 6:12. >> sounds good, angie. at the top of the hour, let's get to some of the stories happening today. prince george's county executive baker will deliver his state of the economy address. he is tr
moisture comes in, the surface temperature will fall and the column of air above us is going to support snow for a time. cold, low temperatures in the 30s. winds will turn northeasterly at 10. we'll come back and tell you when the rain and snow moves in. your evening commute, and also it may extend into your morning commute on thursday. lesli. >> one of maryland's larger malls was the scene of a shooting today that left a lot of shoppers badly shaken. it happened at the mall in glenn burny maryland and that's where scott broom joins us live with an update on a very active investigation. scott. >> did is an active investigation and this is one of those shooting scenes that surrounded by familiar brand names. jc penney, sears. what is not familiar is the hail of gunfire that broke out just as the lunch hour was winding down. >> i'm afraid to get out. i don't want to get out. i used to feel safe here. i'm not anymore. >> reactions from just one shopper. ringed by crime scene tape and evidence markers to show where spent shell casings fell to the ground. >> a little murky to the details
>> couric: tonight, as allied forces pound targets in libya, the u.s. military insists qaddafi is not a target, but the commander in chief makes it clear... >> it is u.s. policy that qaddafi needs to go. >> couric: i'm katie couric. also tonight, another setback in japan. workers again forced to evacuate as smoke pours from crippled nuclear reactors and concerns grow about the safety of japan's food supply. and another a.t.f. agent tells cbs news the agency encouraged gun dealers in this country to sell weapons to mexican drug cartels. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. for a third straight night, tripoli has come under attack from u.s. and allied forces as they establish a no-fly zone over libya. anti-aircraft fire lit up the sky as moammar qaddafi's army tried to defend against the attack. rebelss solidified their control in benghazi and launch and offensive to retake other cities. president obama said today the u.s. will turn over leadership of the oper
'll want to use new hampshire, 650 as you're alternate. and the wide view of the area, everyone is checking out okay. 270 tracking green cars, still finding a lot of drivers moving at speed moving outside from 121 all the way down toward the split. this is your live condition at 109. back over to real time graphics, this time the focus is north of the district on the outer loop between route one, college park all the way to 270. let's show you outside everyone is zipping by here, moving at speed. your live shot at university boulevard. finally, your travel times virginia 66 headed eastbound from fairfax county parkway to the beltway, ten minutes. arrows going up. it's growing. the inner loop from 395 to the toll road is green, as is the toll road itself, approaching the capitol beltway. andrea and mike, a look at the bw parkway in maryland at 5:11. >>> here's what happened while you slept t appears the nuclear crisis in japan is worse than first thought. >> radioactivity sea water from the fukushima nuclear power plant traveled farther than expected. they're also faced with storing the wate
. at the same time, u.s. and coalition partners kept up the military attacks, launching 22 cruise missile on targets in tripoli. qaddafi's forces, however, are still better armed than the opposition and today they have the rebels on the run. they were forced to retreat just as they prepared to attack qaddafi's hometown of surt. instead, though, they were pushed back more than 25 miles, and not just by the military baby civilians who remain loyal to qaddafi. mandy clark reports tonight from the ever-shifting front line. >> reporter: an attack by qaddafi forces took rebels by surprise at bin jawad. they fought hard with everything they had but were forced back. and even while fleeing came under fire. they had originally retreated to the town because of a new threat rebels here say it wasn't just government forces but also residents firing from their homes that forced them to pull back. they confiscated these weapons handed out by qaddafi forces from locals who were loyal to the regime. how many weapons did you find in total? >> reporter: another problem the anti-qaddafi forces are facing: s
the president's plan. >>> fallout fears. the pentagon considers the mandatory evacuation of all u.s. military personnel threatened by radiation in japan as the first american victim of the tragedy is found. >>> and medical marvel. a texas man gets the first full facial transplant in the u.s. this is the "cbs morning news" facial transplant in the u.s. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, march 22nd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning allied forces are working to expand the no fly zone over libya. overnight tripoli was targeted for the third day in a row and there is growing discord among the allies and here in this country over the u.s. role. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. >> reporter: several days of attacks on libya are having their intended effect according to u.s. officials, even so, more in congress are questioning the president's decisions. anti-aircraft fire erupted in tripoli overnight as moammar gadhafi's forces battled a fresh round of air strikes. u.s. officials say days of attacks on the regi
>>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. throughout the economic recovery, the missing ingredient has been jobs. but, that could change this morning with the release of the government's february jobs report. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning, susan. what are you expecting from this report? >> good morning, betty. well, yeah, analysts are expecting good news from the job front later this morning. but the big question is, as we know, they've been wrong before. the number of americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in nearly three years. that, combined with a private sector survey showing a pickup in hiring, has economists optimistic about today's report. most expect it to show the economy added close to 200,000 jobs last month. still, the unemployment rate is projected to edge up a bit to 9.1%. >> it should be the kind of report that says finally we've gone from jobless recovery to a recovery that is finally creating at least enough jobs to soak up some of the unemployed. >> reporter: and there are
, but despite eight days of bombing the u.s. says military ground forces loyal to president gadhafi still pose a significant threat. on monday president obama will address the nation on the libyan crisis. >>> disaster in japan. japan's prime minister describes the situation as grave and serious, after another dangerous radiation leak is found at the crippled fukushima nuclear power plant. u.s. navy barges are bringing fresh water to try to head off a meltdown "early" this saturday morning, march 26th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to a gorgeous spring morning in new york city. 20-something degrees. but who cares, it looks nice. >> that's a beautiful picture, russ. >> welcome to "the early show," i'm russ mitchell. >> and i'm rebecca jarvis. we begin with the latest on the battle for libya. rebels have recaptured the key eastern city of ajdabiya. nato takes control of some of the u.s.-led operation in libya in a matter of days and president obama will address the nation on monday night to explain u.s. involvement in libya. we begin our coverage with cbs news corresp
>>> good morning. presidential pressure. as moammar gadhafi continues to thumb his nose at the u.s. and its allies, striking back at libyan rebels, president obama tells cbs news it is time for gadhafi to give up the fight. >> we've got to ratchet up our diplomatic and our political pressure on him so that at some point he makes a decision to leave. >> we'll hear more from our interview with the president, and speak with former defense secretary donald rumsfeld about the u.s. mission in libya. >>> plane scary. officials discover a bullet hole in a us airways passenger jet after a flight from philadelphia to charlotte. now an investigation is under way to try to figure out just where it came from, and how serious a threat it posed to the aircraft and its passengers. >>> and fighting back. a middle school student from connecticut goes on youtube with an emotional plea for help after being bullied by her classmates for years. that video is now burning up the internet, adding to the national debate, causing quite a stir, "early" this wednesday morning, debate, causing quite a stir, "ea
and assaults against drivers. bruce johnson has the story. fill us in. >> reporter: this is one of those stories you stumble into. arming themselves on buses came in an interview we did with union leaders who are conducting their on study. it is happening more than you think. metro bus drivers spit on, cussed on, threatened with assault and assault. one bus driver was stabbed by a passenger. >> they came on bus saying we will kill you. >> how many times did they stab you is this. >> four times. >> reporter: they transport more than 400,000 passengers every day. their union says it has become dangerous work in some parts. >> there are operators who are armed and say they have to carry a weapon. >> you're kidding. why? >> because of the fact they can't get the protection they need from the agency that employees them. >> reporter: the union has compiled numbers for attacks on drivers in the past year alone. >> males have pointed guns at the people on the bus. we have had assaults where people have thrown chlorox and substances on operators while sitting there. >> reporter: here are the numb
of fog. most of us enjoying clear to partly cloudy skies. comfortable readings. mike was commenting early how mild it was this morning. it is 52 degrees here in washington. with partly cloudy skies. we'll be dropping a little bit. dipping in a little bit or dripping if you want. 50 degrees for the 9:00 hour. a few more clouds later on this afternoon. midday temps in the 50s. we'll top off in the lower 60s. showers well west and southwest of town this morning. expecting them to stay away from washington and your readings range from the 40s, even 30s in pennsylvania, still 60 in fredericksburg. 61 in culpepper. highs today will be in the lower 60s in d.c. mid-60s south and southwest. angie? >> good morning. not too much going on which is why we kick the 6:00 hour with keeping on that green light. taking a look at the outer loop, want to let you know that disabled vehicle at 29 colesville road is out of here. you have all of your lanes back around new hampshire avenue. 395 headed northbound, we're tracking a little bit of a slow ride as we take a look at our live cameras past duke street, th
for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. we begin with an incident at rag an national airport just outside the national's capital. if you're an anxious flyer, well, this will not help. because early wednesday morning, two airliners trying to land at reagan were unable to contact anyone in the control tower. it's reported that the lone air traffic controller on duty was apparently asleep. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest on this. good morning, susan. tell us what happened here. >> hi, good morning, betty. this is something aviation officials say they have never seen before. first, one pilot calls in to air traffic control at reagan airport here in washington, then a second one does, looking to land, and they're greeted with nothing but silence. it was an event that could have turned out a lot worse. transportation secretary ray lahood has ordered a national review of air traffic control staffing, following a scary incident at reagan national airport. two airliners, loaded with passengers, were trying to land early wednesday, when the control tower suddenly went silent. after
>>> rebel retreat. libyan troops have opposition forces on the run. but for how long? as the u.s. considers arming the insurgency. >>> cajun cleanup. a powerful storm rolls through louisiana, threatening the southeast with flooding and high winds. >>> and union fight. ohio can vote on limiting collective bargaining rights, as the battle in wisconsin goes to collective bargaining rights, as the battle in wisconsin goes to court. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. this morning, the back and forth fighting in libya has turned against the rebel troops. opposition forces are on the run, fleeing the latest government counterattack. the rebels were trying to advance on moammar gadhafi's hometown of sirte. they've also had to leave two critical oil ports, brega and ras lanuf. the u.s. navy launched a new barrage of cruise missiles at targets near tripoli and nato takes command of the operation today. joel brown is in washington with more. good morning, joel. what's the latest? >> betty, it wasn't even a close fight. gadhafi forc
>> couric: tonight president obama warns the u.s. and nato are considering a military response to the crisis in libya as qaddafi's forces step up attacks on rebel-held oil towns. i'm katie couric. the violence is driving up the price you pay at the pump. but where's the money going? maybe not where you think, and should the u.s. tap the strategic reserves to bring prices down? they're here, the new 3-d mammograms. but should women be rushing to get one? and she's worn his m.i.a. bracelet for nearly 40 years waiting for the day she could remove it. that day has come. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. libyan government forces were back on the offensive today trying to retake more territory still held by the rebels. some of the heaviest fighting was in towns near tripoli and the u.n. says more than a million libyans now need humanitarian aid. president obama warned moammar qaddafi and his supporters they will be held accountable for the violence and the u.s.
>>> making his case. president obama defends the u.s. mission in libya. >> some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. the united states of america is different. >>> discrimination suit. america's biggest retailer on edge as the supreme court takes up one of the biggest workplace lawsuits in history. >>> and caught on tape. a vintage air force plane makes an unexpected water landing. about this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, march 29th, about this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, march 29th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. defending the u.s. military mission in libya. president obama says the operation was necessary to prevent a campaign of killing. this morning rebel forces continue to push west under the cover of allied air support. nato takes command of the operation tomorrow. secretary of state clinton arrived in london last night. this morning she attend a conference to discuss what comes next in libya. last night the president said u.s. actions in libya stopped a slaughte
to the hospital with possible injuries. >>> a u.s. park police officer was air lifted to washington hospital center. >> he has got some substantial injuries. i think he will have a long recuperation process. >> reporter: at this point investigators won't say how the officer was hit. we do not know whether the officer was on his bike or if he had stopped to help someone. >>> this is bruce johnson in the district. in past years metro bus operators have been spit on, cussed out, assaulted and threatened with assault. metro's bus drivers transport more than 400,000 passengers every day. their union says it has become dangerous work in some parts. >> there are operators who arm themselves. >> why? >> they can't get the protection they need. >> the bus drivers union has recorded 59 assaults against bus operator, 39 attempted assaults and 140 threats have been made to metro's bus operators. the union tells us right now there are only 10 metro police officers assigned to the buses and they want more. they want them on those buses. in southern avenue and minnesota avenue, those are the hot spots. pas
robert gates and joint's chairman assured congress that the u.s. is now playing a supporting role in the mission. >> if there is going to be that kind of assistance to the opposition there are plenty of resources rather than the united states. >> right now they are fighting over a key port city that plays a big role in libyan oil industry. >>> the united nation's nuclear watch dog is urging japan to evacuate more people. once again around the crippled fukushima power plant. radiation from japan's nuclear plant has been detected in milk as far away as our west coast. >> reporter: the baby was born neared the fukushima nuclear plant. she is being checked with for radiation contamination. as the situation gets worse her mother says i get more scared. in japan concern is rising as higher levels of radiation are detected. seawater around the plant now has more than 4300 times the legal limit. water pooling underneath the plant has $10,000 times too much radiation. it has even made its way into soil 25 miles away. and beef 40 miles away from the crippled nuclear reactor complex. that's
>>> hello, i'm jc hayward. thanks for being with us. are surging test scores at a d.c. school too good to be true? a new exclusive usa today report focuses on the noise education center and questions how scores went up so quickly. lindsey mastis has details. >> reporter: it seems like a cinderella story. noise school was struggling. in 2006 only 10% of students scored proficient or higher in math. but two years later, 58% of students scored well. usa today reporter jack gillham used d.c.'s freedom of information act to take a closer look at those scores. >> there were high rates offer ray sures where answers were changed to the correct answer. >> reporter: it's so high, the odds are better for winning powerball than having that many answers changed from wrong to right. the school became a national blue ribbon school and former chancellor michelle rhee awarded teachers. >> i took the test scores to her, and she said, marvin, this can't be right, because she's still having problems retaining. >> reporter: in response, d.c. public schools released a statement saying, in part, the dis
a fierce debate-- should the u.s. arm the opposition? i'm erica hill. also tonight, kicking the habit. the president wants to cut oil imports by a third, and some drivers have already gotten the message. hyperactive kids-- why some experts believe artificial food coloring could make the behavior worse. >> mr. president! >> and a bullet meant for president reagan nearly took this man's life. 30 years later james brady is still fighting for gun control. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> hill: good evening. katie is off tonight. just two days ago, libyan rebels seemed ready to move on muammar qaddafi's home town and possibly on tripoli, but tonight, they are on the move in the other direction. their weapons, machine guns for the most part are, no march for qaddafi's heavier weaponry. secretary of state hillary clinton said today no decision has been made about whether to arm the rebels, but there are also reports president obama recently signed a secret order authorizing covert support for them.
. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, thanks for joining us, i'm joel brown in for betty nguyen. we begin with the dramatic spike in oil and gas prices. the obama administration is considering tapping into the country's emergency oil reserves to ease prices, and consumer nerves. spurred by unrest in the middle east, oil prices rose nearly 2% to above $106 a barrel this morning in asia. and the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gas hit $3.51. up nearly 33 cents in the past two weeks. the second largest two-week rise ever. susan mcginnis is in washington with details. susan, good morning. >> hey, good morning, joel. yeah, washington is watching higher oil prices, and considering u.s. dependence on foreign oil, it's now looking at a much closer alternative. the white house is considering tapping the nation's oil reserves to try to put a cap on runaway oil prices. >> all matters have to be on the table when you go through -- when you see the difficulty coming out of the economic crisis we're in, and the fragility of it. >> reporter: the strategic petroleum reserves, the u.
consequences. dire consequences, i don't think any of us, republican or democrat alike would like to see happen here in the state of wisconsin. >> now, many of the protestors who had been inside the state capital for two weeks are out now. police stopped letting new people in and moved those inside to a lower level. >>> an albanian man living elliely in -- illegally in silver spring will spend five years behind bars. he made threats of terror attacks on the white house, treasury and the metro. prosecutors say he was angry about the u.s. involvement in the kosovo conflict more than a decade ago. he's lived in the u.s. for 27 years. he pleaded guilty to visa fraud not to terrorism charges. >> later this morning, city crews are expected to level an abandoned home which collapsed in southeast. the home, 28th street southeast near naylor road, it was in such bad shape it simply just caved in. firefighters comb through the rubble with search dogs and some infrared cameras looking for anyone who may have been trapped. luckily, no one was there. >> we should learn the identities of two drunk drivers in
as the u.s. government works to develop a strategy for rare earth minerals vital to modern electronics and weapons, one analyst is urging a free market approach. but, first, the united states and nine of its allies forged a coalition that has spent the last week in enforcing a no-fly zone over libya. it's a mission with many firsts, including the combat bay du of the multifighter jet and the royal air force has mounted a strike mission from british soil. but questions abound about the future of the operation, specifically how long it will last, who will control it and what's the end game. joining us is a man who commanded the coalition no-fly zone over northern iraq, dave datula, a retired air force general who is the services chief of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. sir, welcome back to the show. >> hey, vago, great to be here. >> the operation came together very quickly and you've been involved, obviously, in coalition no-fly operations both at the planning and operational level. what are the elements that go into and how do they work together to create a no-fly zone?
night. scott broom joins us live with the latest on the efforts to put a stop to these disturbing attacks. scott. >> well, if detectives can link this latest attack to the others, that will make five such attacks in the last five months. >> responded in force last night with tracking dogs after a 20-year-old woman walking alone along veers mill road was attacked by a man who tried to drag her into the nearby park. an unsuccessful sexual assault at 6:30 in the evening. it's the latest attack in a cluster of attempted sexual assaults and a rape that have occurred since october. often near parkland. last night's attack followed a familiar pattern. >> the subject went to grab the victim. the victim fought the subject off. they are examining the possibility that this could be tied into other events. however, they can't make that determination at this time. >> police may have come close to these cases. there are a series of security camera photos released in november, showing a possible suspect leaving the scene of an earlier attack and this composite photo has been widely distribut
officers who break the law it's a betrayal of that trust in the backdrop of what brings us here today. in an internal sting operation over the weekend. the metropolitan police department staked a fake burglary. they allege a metropolitan police officer jennifer green. ms green has been with the police department since september of 2005. when that operation was complete, she was charged with burglary and is expect today be arraigned here in the courtroom in a matter of moments. to give you a sense of how the justice system operates here, we talked to her attorney less than 10 minutes ago. the lawyer said i didn't know she was a police officer. he said he didn't know what the charges were. he says when it happens, clearly this is breaking at this moment though, ladies. she remains on suspension from the dc police department with pay, taxpayers are continuing to give her a check until or unless she is proven guilty or not. back to you. >> all right, lots to follow there. thank you. >>> there is a sad story out in german crash tonight. the crash involved two vehicles and one of them was a
. we're hearing that crews are on the scene working it right now. and as an alternate, use fourth street toward third street. that will get you back over to 395. that's for all southbound travelers. let's take you over to 95. that's where we still have some lingering construction here. it is probably going to be with us until about 5:00 a.m. taking away the right lane, you'll want to stay to the left to get by. moving over to the issues on the beltway, there are none to report on the maryland side from 95 to georgia, pretty much smooth sailing. as you make your way into virginia, you'll want to stay to the right because we have more roadwork out that way. on eastbound 66, you're all clear from centreville toward route 50. in my next report, that will be at 4:40. we're going to have the latest development on that overnight investigation involving the third street tunnel accident. back to you. >>> well, here is a look at some things which happened while you slept. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations says libyan leader muammar gadhafi appears delusional because of his assertion
. is so u.s. military intervention the next step? we'll ask senator john mccain. >>> also rising tides. heavy rains and melting snow lead to dangerous flooding along parts of the east coast leaving a path of destruction. we'll bring you the latest on when the waters may recede. >>> and sorry, charlie. warner brothers fires actor cha charlie sheen after weeks of bizarre behavior. >> you had the poe it friday in your finger tip, on read my perfect words, but you didn't go through therebecause you condemned me, you discarded me. not anymore. winning! >> we'll tell you what's next for the troubled star early this >> we'll tell you what's next for the troubled star early this tuesday morning march 8th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> well do to the ear"early s." erica hill is in our nation's capital. >> good morning. i'm here on the set of "face the nation," bob schieffer kind enough to lend us his set this morning. there a lot to get to and we do want to begin here in washington. we'll get you the very latest on libya and how that could apply to us here in the u.s. here is the latest on
, march 1st, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. the international community is tightening the news around gadhafi. the u.s. says all options are on the table. meanwhile ga daf pi is striking back in force. they attacked rebel troops in the two major cities closest to the capital uses tanks and anti-aircraft guns. overnight government troops tried to rita zawiya, but rebel troops head their ground. >> reporter: as the blood shed in libya moves into another day, the tone in washington has turned decidedly sharper. the white house is now clearly ratcheting up the pressure on gadhafi to step down. troops loyal to moammar gadhafi is fighting to a back territory now in rebel hands. amateur video captured this firefight between pro and anti-government forces in libya's third largest city. the uprising that began last month poses the biggest threat yet to gadhafi, his bloody crackdown has reportedly left hundreds, possibly thousands, dead. still, in an interview with christianne amanpour of abc new, gadhafi laughed off calls for him to st
for joining us this afternoon. >> absolutely. >> so the acting dc chancellor, says there was no chance of any cheating, but the status said something is up. >> we took a look at these eraser rates, it wasn't that some of these students had two or three more changed answers, we are talking 10 times, 15 times, where the probability of this happening is so chance winning a lottery ticket is more likely. >> we need to talk about michelle reid because obviously we haven't heard from her yet. you haven't heard from her yet. she is considered the darling of the reform movement. what do you do with these numbers? she spent a lot of time at noise, gave them a lot of money and attention there. what should parents think about these findings with noise and what does this do to the reform movement in general? >> it raises questions about what these eraser rates mean. when we went into the story, we were careful to start with the data first, to say look at these numbers and see how they were from the rest of the average of the school district? we started looking closer, we found some examples, li
. >> joel brown has more on the handover and the effort to stop gadhafi. >> the u.s. starts handing over control of the military operation in libya to nato today. in the past two days, the u.s. stepped up its assault on the country launching 22 cruise missiles at weapon storage sites around tripoli. >> gadhafi knows exactly what he needs to do to stop the constant bombardment he's under. >> representatives from more than 40 countries attending a summit in london led by secretary of state hillary clinton agree there's only one solution that libyan leader moammar gat gadhafi step down. >> he has lost the legitimacy to lead. we believe he must go. we're working with the international community to try to achieve that outcome. >> president obama is trying to decide whether the u.s. should provide weapons to the rebel forces, a tough choice given the testimony of nato's top commander to congress about who the rebels are. >> we have seen flickers in the intelligence of potential al- qaeda, hezbollah. >> the president says the elements are just a small fraction of the opposition forces. >> most
. also tonight, passing the baton. the u.s. is planning to turn over leadership of the libya mission to nato. tokyo's water is declared safe again, but not before a radiation scare causes a run on bottled water. and an air traffic controller in washington is suspended after falling asleep. leaving commercial jetliners to land on their own. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. every so often the census bureau gives americans a look in the mirror to see who we are and how we're changing and a report from the bureau today says one thing that's changing is the racial and ethnic makeup of the country with the hispanic population growing rapidly. one out of six adults is now hispanic as is one out of four children. in the past ten years, the overall u.s. population has grown by 27 million to 308 million and hispanics account for more than half the increase. more now from nancy cordes. >> reporter: salt lake city's newest grocery store caters to a group that census figur
showers in west virginia. so, that's why the scattered showers will be with us through the morning. and a quick look at doppler, you notice some of that toward dickerson and approaching urbana and tuscarora. over toward culpepper approaching fredericksburg and strasburg, virginia, this is where we're seeing the majority of the showers right now. we're 41. 30s to the north. highs again struggle to get into the upper 40s. angie is here now with timesaver traffic. >> good thursday morning, everybody. thank you very much, howard. kicking off the 6:00 hour, the yellow traffic light stays on because we have a few problems to keep an eye out for. this is a new one in falls church, virginia. southbound gallows road, all lanes are closed at route 50 following a head-on collision. you're going to want to avoid this area. meanwhile, we want to show you 9news now video taken earlier. this is the inner loop in maryland. the ramp to route 50 headed eastbound. that ramp right there remains shut down. this accident happened around 1:00 this morning involving a tractor trailer that ran into a guard
victims were found in the 2900 block of victory lane near suitland road. surae chinn brings us up to date. >> reporter: it was a violent morning here in prince george's county and detectives are now trying to figure out if the three people shot this morning are connected. two men and one woman shot all around the same time about 4:20 this morning and it could have originated all at this suitland apartment complex. >> it was real loud. >> i just heard like a bomb. >> a heavy police presence in the 2900 block of victory lane near suitland road. two men found shot outside an apartment complex. one person died. >> how many shots did you hear? >> about five. >> it woke me and my granddaughter up this morning. >> reporter: police say a possible third victim, a woman, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head was driven to the sixth district police substation at 27th and pennsylvania avenue southeast d.c. the police station is three and a half miles from the apartment complex. why she wasn't taken to the hospital first is unclear. >> we're gathering information to try to find out exactly what h
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